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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Willie D, Feb 12, 2018.
Welcome to Gretsch-talk!
I went through a few hollowbody guitars, including a top level Ibanez, Gibson 335 and a couple Taylor’s that cost the same as the Gretsch pro series and none of them did it for me. The Gretsch just ticks all the right boxes, beautiful construction, 12” radius thin neck, great tone and a boat load of charisma.
You picked well
Another victim of the Gretsch virus
This video caused my personal infection:
And it's still one of the most versatile Gretsches of all time. But I understand, why someone prefers the sound of a Streamliner.
I understand my friend. Wait until the green bug gets ya!
Howdy, Willie! Welcome to the asylum!
That's a cool guitar!
Yes, and that's the reason, why the Panther lovers will never understand, why Gretsch discontinued this model ... I guess because of the rosewood fretboard and the new CITES regulation.
Fact is, sometimes you can find a used one pretty cheap and on Reverb are still some brand new white ones for a bargain price.
If I could have only one Gretsch, it would for sure be a Panther.
PS: If you should ever lust for a typical Gretsch sound as an addition to your Streamliner, I'd recommend to examine the Panther more closely. I have strung it with Thomastik Jazz Swing and it sounds sooo woody
Tough choices, especially the Ibanez (I like their unique Ibanez-branded Bigsby). Congrats; nice burst.
Welcome...fine looking Gretsch!!! A lot of people will be looking for that tailpiece to hit the market when you install the trem
Probably 14 years ago, or so, a fellow in a music store asked me to play an Artcore through an amp for him and that started me in the direction of hollow-bodies. I went to buy an Artcore and ended up with a Gretsch, having played them ever since.